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M J Fröhlich, R F Kroidl, T Welte
Background: The aim of the study was to determine the physical effort and energy expenditure needed over a working period of 45-60 min, specifically for the occupational activity of cleaning. The effort was demonstrated in absolute terms (V'O2), in relation to the involved person's maximum physical capacity (peak V'O2) and in relation to the individual aerobic-anaerobic threshold (V'O2 at VT1, the point when lactate starts to accumulate but can be cleared). In addition to this, the aim was to verify the suitability of portable ergospirometry in determining the occupational workload in a real-life setting...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
M Broufa, S Wassertheurer, B Hametner, R Zweiker, R K Binder, T Weber
Background: Pulsatile hemodynamics are associated with left ventricular filling pressures and diastolic dysfunction. We investigated their relationship with maximum workload and peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2) in patients with exertional dyspnea and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Methods: Radial waveforms from tonometry were processed with a transfer function, pulse wave analysis and wave separation analysis, yielding central aortic pressures and measures of forward (amplitude of forward wave-Pf) and reflected waves (Augmentation Index-AIx, Augmentation Pressure-AP, amplitude of backward wave-Pb) and their ratio (Reflection Magnitude-RM)...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
Kiran Kafila Mirza, Emil Schwarz Walsted, Vibeke Backer
Background : Patients suffering from exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) are subjected to several exhausting tests. We aimed to assess the feasibility of using a single test to obtain diagnostic measurements for maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). Methods : Patients referred to the outpatient respiratory clinic at the University Hospital of Bispebjerg, Copenhagen with exercise-induced dyspnoea were evaluated for inclusion over 13 months. Eligible patients were aged 18-43 years, had a known EILO diagnosis (moderate or severe) and were inactive (self-reported activity) with less than 3 hours activity per week...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
Persephone Greco-Otto, Stephanie Bond, Raymond Sides, Grace P S Kwong, Warwick Bayly, Renaud Léguillette
BACKGROUND: Despite the use of water treadmills (WT) in conditioning horses, the intensity of WT exercise has not been well documented. The workload on a WT is a function of water height and treadmill speed. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of these factors on workload during WT exercise. Fifteen client-owned Quarter Horses were used in a randomized, controlled study. Three belt speeds and three water heights (mid cannon, carpus and stifle), along with the control condition (dry treadmill, all three speeds), were tested...
November 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Tor Ivar Gjellesvik, Berit Brurok, Arnt Erik Tjønna, Tom Tørhaug, Torunn Askim
BACKGROUND: People with stroke have a low peak aerobic capacity and experience increased effort during performance of daily activities. The purpose of this study was to examine test-retest reliability of a portable ergospirometry system in people with stroke during performance of functional activities in a field-test. Secondary aims were to examine the proportion of oxygen consumed during the field-test in relation to the peak-test and to analyse the correlation between the oxygen uptake during the field-test and peak-test in order to support the validity of the field-test...
2017: PloS One
Justyna Błaut-Jurkowska, Klaudia Knap, Magdalena Kaźnica-Wiatr, Agnieszka Żygadło, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Piotr Podolec, Maria Olszowska
Exertional dyspnea is a common manifestation of sarcoidosis. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a useful tool to evaluate exercise tolerance of sarcoid patients. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate of exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis with regard to duration of the disease. Analysis of differences in physical tolerance between patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and without cardiac sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 39 patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis were enrolled to our study...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Ricardo William Muotri, Marcio Antonini Bernik, Francisco Lotufo Neto
INTRODUCTION: The most widely used instrument to measure perceived exertion or exercise intensity is the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale. Panic attacks are aversive experiences that may be triggered by bodily sensations such as palpitations, breathlessness or dizziness due to increasing autonomic distress, prior sensitisation to panic and fear conditioning. The consequence is catastrophic interpretation of bodily sensations of arousal in general, which can lead to misinterpretation of exertion or exercise intensity...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Petra Um-Bergström, Jenny Hallberg, Per Thunqvist, Eva Berggren-Broström, Martin Anderson, Gunilla Adenfelt, Gunnar Lilja, Giovanni Ferrara, C Magnus Sköld, Erik Melén
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a strong risk factor for respiratory morbidity in children born preterm. Our aims were to evaluate lung function in adolescents born preterm with and without a history of BPD, and to assess lung function change over time from school age. METHODS: Fifty-one individuals born in Stockholm, Sweden between gestational ages 24 to 31 weeks (23 neonatally diagnosed with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) but not BPD, and 28 graded as mild (n = 17), moderate (n = 7) or severe (n = 4) BPD) were examined in adolescence (13-17 years of age) using spirometry, impulse oscillometry (IOS), plethysmography, and ergospirometry...
June 30, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
H Halland, M T Lønnebakken, S Saeed, H Midtbø, D Cramariuc, E Gerdts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been suggested to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity. We explored the association of fitness with the prevalences of major cardiovascular risk factor like hypertension (HT), diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data from 491 participants in the FAT associated CardiOvasculaR dysfunction (FATCOR) study were analyzed. Physical fitness was assessed by ergospirometry, and subjects with at least good level of performance for age and sex were classified as fit...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Stéphanie Saxer, Michael Furian, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Konrad E Bloch
Aims: The purpose of the current trial was to test the hypothesis that breathing oxygen-enriched air increases exercise performance of patients with pulmonary arterial or chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (PAH/CTEPH) and to investigate involved mechanisms. Methods and results: Twenty-two patients with PAH/CTEPH, eight women, means ± SD 61 ± 14 years, resting mPAP 35 ± 9mmHg, PaO2 ambient air >7.3 kPa, underwent four bicycle ergospirometries to exhaustion on different days, while breathing oxygen-enriched (FiO2 0...
April 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
Signe S Risom, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Pernille P Johansen, Kirstine L Sibilitz, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Rod S Taylor, Jesper H Svendsen, Selina K Berg
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may benefit adults with atrial fibrillation or those who had been treated for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is caused by multiple micro re-entry circuits within the atrial tissue, which result in chaotic rapid activity in the atria. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of exercise-based rehabilitation programmes, alone or with another intervention, compared with no-exercise training controls in adults who currently have AF, or have been treated for AF...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Helen Ksinopoulou, Chryssa Hatzoglou, Zoe Daniil, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Helen Karetsi
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January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Sigurdur S Stephensen, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Ulf Thilén, Johan Holm, Peter Hochbergs, Hakan Arheden, Marcus Carlsson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of stress on left-to-right shunting in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) and to investigate if the degree of shunting, cardiac output (CO), and right ventricular (RV) volumes are related to exercise capacity. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with a secundum ASD and 16 healthy volunteers were studied with rest/stress cardiac magnetic resonance using 20 µg/kg/min dobutamine and 0.25-0.75 mg atropine to quantify CO, pulmonary to systemic flow ratio (QP/QS), and left ventricular (LV) and RV volumes...
September 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Evandro Fornias Sperandio, Rodolfo Leite Arantes, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva, Agatha Caveda Matheus, Vinícius Tonon Lauria, Mayara Silveira Bianchim, Marcello Romiti, Antônio Ricardo de Toledo Gagliardi, Victor Zuniga Dourado
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: Accelerometry provides objective measurement of physical activity levels, but is unfeasible in clinical practice. Thus, we aimed to identify physical fitness tests capable of predicting physical inactivity among adults. DESIGN AND SETTING: Diagnostic test study developed at a university laboratory and a diagnostic clinic. METHODS: 188 asymptomatic subjects underwent assessment of physical activity levels through accelerometry, ergospirometry on treadmill, body composition from bioelectrical impedance, isokinetic muscle function, postural balance on a force platform and six-minute walk test...
January 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Ramona Cabiddu, Camila B F Pantoni, Renata G Mendes, Renata Trimer, Aparecida M Catai, Audrey Borghi-Silva
BACKGROUND: Portable respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP) systems have been validated for ventilatory assessment during resting conditions and during incremental treadmill exercise. However, in clinical settings and during field-based exercise, intensity is usually constant and submaximal. A demonstration of the ability of RIP to detect respiratory measurements accurately during constant intensity conditions would promote and validate the routine use of portable RIP devices as an alternative to ergospirometry (ES), the current gold standard technique for ventilatory measures...
March 15, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Boguslaw Mazurek, Leslaw Szydlowski, Magdalena Mazurek, Grazyna Markiewicz-Loskot, Jacek Pajak, Aleksandra Morka
Children who underwent surgery for complex congenital heart defects present worse exercise capacity than their healthy peers. In adults and adolescents, heart failure is assessed on the basis of clinical symptoms using the New York Heart Association (NYHA) score, while in an infant Ross scale; heart failure can also be evaluated by other parameters. The purpose of this study was to compare the degree of exercise tolerance in children after surgery for complex heart defects, assessed by the ratio of maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the brain natriuretic peptide (N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain-type natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP]) concentration...
February 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marinei Lopes Pedralli, Gustavo Waclawovsky, Augusto Camacho, Melissa Medeiros Markoski, Iran Castro, Alexandre Machado Lehnen
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is a hallmark of diabetes mellitus and systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) and an early maker for atherosclerosis. Aerobic exercise training is known to enhance endothelial function, but little is understood about the effects of resistance or combined exercise training on endothelial function. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a 12-week aerobic (AT), resistance (RT), or combined (aerobic and resistance, CT) training program on endothelial function and assess associated effects on blood pressure in individuals with SAH...
February 13, 2016: Trials
Maciej Jędrzejko, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Ryszard Poręba, Izabela Ulman-Włodarz, Rafał Bobiński
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate physical efficiency and activity energy expenditure (AEE) in term pregnancy females during cardiopulmonary exercise tests with a supine cycle ergometer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised 22 healthy full-term pregnancy women with uncomplicated pregnancies hospitalized in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Specialist Teaching Hospital in Tychy, Poland. All subjects underwent cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) on a supine cycle ergometer...
December 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fábio Jennings, Hilda Alcântara Oliveira, Marcelo Cardoso de Souza, Vaneska da Graça Cruz, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Seventy patients classified with AS by the modified New York criteria were included. The patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups. The intervention group (IG) performed 50 min of walking followed by stretching exercises 3 times a week for 12 weeks. The control group (CG) performed only stretching exercises. The outcome measurements were the Bath indexes [Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), Bath AS Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), and Bath AS Metrology Index (BASMI)], Health Assessment Questionnaire for the Spondyloarthropathies (HAQ-S), AS Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), the 6-min walk test (6MWT), chest expansion, and the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36...
December 2015: Journal of Rheumatology
Sabine Häussermann, Anja Schulze, Ira M Katz, Andrew R Martin, Christiane Herpich, Theresa Hunger, Joëlle Texereau
BACKGROUND: Helium/oxygen therapies have been studied as a means to reduce the symptoms of obstructive lung diseases with inconclusive results in clinical trials. To better understand this variability in results, an exploratory physiological study was performed comparing the effects of helium/oxygen mixture (78%/22%) to that of medical air. METHODS: The gas mixtures were administered to healthy, asthmatic, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) participants, both moderate and severe (6 participants in each disease group, a total of 30); at rest and during submaximal cycling exercise with equivalent work rates...
2015: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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